10 Things to Know Before Immigrating to the United States

Published on 1/18/2022

Are You Immigrating to the US?

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Are you planning on immigrating to the U.S. in the near future? Becoming an American immigrant is exciting, but it can also be a stressful process. You’ll have to find housing, look for a job, make new social connections, and learn about local customs. On top of this, you might also have to think about supporting your loved ones back in your home country. To help you prepare for this big move, Corral Storage has assembled 10 helpful resources below!

Before Leaving Home

Get a head start on the immigration process before leaving your home country. Now is a great time to start studying English, looking for work, and learning about American culture.


        Learn how the U.S. immigration system works and understand what it takes to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR).

        Start studying English online as soon as possible. This will make it easier to find housing and work.

        You can even start looking for jobs before leaving home.

        Networking is one of the best ways to find work, so get on LinkedIn and start building your professional network.

        Learn about American culture and customs to reduce culture shock when you arrive.

Getting Settled in the U.S.

There are several resources available to help you get settled and support your family back home after arriving in the U.S.


        You can use affordable money transfer services to send money to your family outside the country.

        You can purchase private health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. You may qualify for savings based on your income.

        If you need somewhere to store your possessions while you look for a new home, Corral Storage can help.

        Websites like Zumper and Rentberry can help you find apartments to rent in your new city.

        If you plan on becoming an American citizen one day, make sure you understand the timeline, cost, and requirements for the citizenship process.


Many immigrants are unaware of the resources available online to guide them through the immigration process and help them get settled in this unfamiliar country. Take advantage of the resources listed here to help you plan a successful move to the United States!

Do you need somewhere to store your things while you look for an apartment? Corral Storage offers a variety of storage units to meet your needs. Call today! (573) 760-9437